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Dave Barry’s Year in Review
Miami Herald (FL), by Dave Barry

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 12/29/2012 6:56:42 PM

It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate. Example: This year the “reality” show Jersey Shore, which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument in favor of a major earth-asteroid collision, finally got canceled, and we dared to wonder if maybe, just maybe, we, as a society, were becoming slightly less stupid. But then, WHAP, we were slapped in our national face by the cold hard frozen mackerel of reality in the form of the hugely popular

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Haven´t read the whole piece yet myself, but Barry generally put a smile on my face every year about this time..

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 12/29/2012 7:11:59 PM     (No. 9089187)

I like Dave-- Barry much-- but it´s getting harder to create humor from the tragedy that is Obama and his many cohorts.

Nice try Dave.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: snakeoil, 12/29/2012 7:28:57 PM     (No. 9089205)

Loved Dave´s line: "In Europe, the economic crisis continues to worsen as the government of Greece, desperate for revenue, is forced to lease the Parthenon to Hooters." Hope there is a 2014.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: bullhead, 12/29/2012 7:46:24 PM     (No. 9089218)

Great review. Thanks. WHAP!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 12/29/2012 8:32:25 PM     (No. 9089262)

Love Dave Barry, and he did a great job giving me hope for 2013... WHAP!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/29/2012 8:35:55 PM     (No. 9089270)

Thanks, Dave. We needed that!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: iamtinman, 12/29/2012 8:37:51 PM     (No. 9089272)

Dave arry is always entertaining and this article is no exception!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 12/29/2012 8:51:16 PM     (No. 9089284)

Barry is the only author since Betty MacDonald that can make me laugh out loud while reading. I wonder if this is a new book - would love to have a copy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: altoona, 12/29/2012 8:58:59 PM     (No. 9089293)

The Higgs boson and Mayor Bloomberg get the worst of it in this very funny review. Were it not for political correctness, to which even Dave Barry must adhere, I believe more would have been written about Hilary and O.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: varkdriver, 12/29/2012 9:21:20 PM     (No. 9089313)

Thanks very much, Dave! You are a national treasure and have kept me and several million others laughing to keep from crying for decades now.

I wish the cold frozen mackerel of reality could hit some of our national ´leadership´...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: steveW, 12/30/2012 1:40:09 AM     (No. 9089447)

2013: Barack Obama is still "president" - WHAP
2014: Barack Obama is still "president" - WHAP
2015: Barack Obama is still "president" - WHAP
2016: Barack Obama is still "president" - WHAP

We´ve been whapped really good this year.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pensom2, 12/30/2012 1:47:35 AM     (No. 9089449)

Hilarious! Can´t decide on a favorite line, but one would certainly be:
"In science news, physicists announce that they think they might have discovered a totally new tiny invisible particle, named the ´Weems foomple,´ which, the scientists say, could be even more important than the Higgs boson, although to be absolutely certain that it truly exists they say they are going to need, quote, ´billions more research dollars,´ as well as ´a large boat.´

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Reply 12 - Posted by: belwhatter, 12/30/2012 2:52:04 AM     (No. 9089482)

Oh boy, that predator drone sure put in a lot of mileage - delightful take on an otherwise lousy fouled up year.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 12/30/2012 10:14:02 AM     (No. 9089915)

Far and away the clearest summary of the Benghazi affair:

Abroad, the big story is a deadly 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. It soon becomes apparent that the attack either was or was not a spontaneous protest to a movie that either does or does not actually exist, or possibly it was an organized terrorist attack that either did or did not involve al Qaeda and either could or could not have been prevented if there had been better intelligence, which maybe there was, or maybe there was not, although if there was, it was not acted on, possibly for political reasons. Or, not. But beyond these basic facts, little is clear. The White House issues a strong statement assuring the nation that President Obama was not in any way involved in this, "or anything else that may or may not become known."

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